Friday, November 4, 2011

Weekly Recap: October 31-November 4, 2011

This week we enjoyed trick or treating, the beginning of our second session of co-op, plenty of time in the sunshine and history lessons that were even more interesting because of my trip to England and France last spring.

M6 enjoyed her Latin more than anything else this week.  She thought the words were easy and she's enjoyed working regina, aqua and corona into conversation and play.  She continues to fly through grammar, reading and writing.  While she's still completing the first grade math that we began in April of last year, nothing there has slowed her down.  She should finish the book before Thanksgiving.  I'll have to do some research to see where we go next.

Football was the only thing that S9 could talk about when I asked him about his week.  He spent several minutes talking about his coach and the other players, his best plays and his worst plays before I told him that I'd meant to ask him about school.  History was his favorite subject.  He's been reading an abridged version of The Three Muskateers today.  History that involves kings, soldiers, adventure and battle is S9's passion.  We spent part of this evening watching The Three Muskateers on dvd.  He really enjoyed that as well. 

Another project that S9 and I have taken on is a Redwall Feast.  Since discovering Redwall last winter, S9 has worked his way through almost all the books.  I believe the last few books are in his room waiting to be read.  While we were ordering the last couple of books from the library we came across the Redwall cookbook.  S9 was thrilled.  We went through the cookbook and selected a list of recipes.  If our plan works out, we'll be fixing two meals and two teas.  S9 helped me write the menu and make the grocery list.  Our first feast will be on Sunday.  I'll let you know how we like Hotroot Soup.

NaNoWriMo kicked off on Tuesday.  H12 has been looking forward to this event and counting down days. Writing was definitely the highlight of her week.  Her novel is a futuristic adventure story.  I'm really looking forward to reading the finished product.  While she would have preferred to skip the rest of her school work this week and spend all her time on writing I have promised her the entire week of Thanksgiving off.  H12 would also tell you that her least favorite subject this week was algebra.  No surprise there.  Even though she fusses, she's doing well and seems to understand each new lesson.  The video on Monday, reinforcement Tuesday through Friday schedule has been a perfect fit for her. 


  1. Sounds like a great week. What math are you using for algebra?

  2. My son loved the Redwall books. Looks like a fabulous week :)

  3. omgosh! A Redwall Feast? Fantastic!! My ds11 would love that! (thinking his birthday here)! My kids are loving Latin this year, too ; )And kuddos to you for delving into Nano- I know my 17 ds would love it- maybe next year when the house is finished! Have a blessed week-end ; )!